The need for a World Day of Social Justice highlights that, all around the world, social injustice is the rule, not the exception. Supporting community-led organizing and political mobilization is an urgent matter of social justice.
Declaration of the II Activists’ Delegation to the International WPATH Symposium in Buenos Aires
In November 2018, 50 intersex, trans and gender diverse activists and allies from more than 20 countries participated in the second Activist Delegation to the International WPATH Symposium in Buenos Aires. Prior to the symposium, the Activists’ Delegation held their own meeting to share, plan and strategize on depathologization worldwide.
The meeting was particularly significant in a context strongly characterized by social and institutional violence against intersex, trans and gender diverse people, and the global rise in attacks from religious and political movements against the so-called “gender ideology”.
APTN, Akahatá, GATE, ILGA, Iranti, RFSL, STP and TGEU celebrate the new Report released by the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI), Victor Madrigal-Borloz. We express our sincere gratitude for his contribution to changing historical marginalization, and for giving trans and gender diverse people’s human rights the careful attention they deserve.
The second UN Trans Advocacy Week gathered together 23 trans and gender diverse human rights defenders from 19 countries for the 38th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. This historic event was a joint initiative by a trans-led collaborative work, centering trans activism and issues at this significant, global arena. It
From June 17 to 22, 23 trans activists from 19 countries will meet in Geneva for Trans Advocacy Week 2018. This ground-breaking initiative has been organised by APTN, GATE, ILGA, RFSL and TGEU.
Gender, Depathologization & Human Rights The UN has documented a range of violations against trans people, including, inter alia, killings, attacks, sexual assault, police violence,… Read More »Side Event: UN Human Rights Council 37th Session
Sixteen trans and gender diverse activists from fifteen countries across all regions of the world – including Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, North America, the Pacific, and the Caribbean – participated in the first Trans Advocacy Week at the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Read More »Joint Statement on Trans Advocacy Week at the UN Human Rights Council 35th Session
On June 30, 2016, the United Nations Human Rights Council approved a historic resolution creating a mandate for an International Expert on Protection against violence and discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. Global Action for Trans* Equality (GATE) applauds this new UN mandate, which has the potential to bring more attention to gender identity issues and the challenges facing trans people. Read More »GATE Statement on the UN SOGI Mandate
This publication is a two page summary of Gender Identity and Human Rights laws and violations globally, drawing on the Yogyakarta Principles definition of gender identity.